Album: The Prodigy, Invaders Must Die, (Cooking Vinyl)
Sunday 22 February 2009
“This is the Prodigy,” a robotic voice intones two minutes into the title track. But the thumping Old Rave beats and divebombing “neeeow” noises have left you in no doubt as to who you’re listening to.
And therein lies Liam Howlett’s dilemma. Make a record that doesn’t sound like the Prodigy at all, and nobody will buy it. Make a record that sounds exactly like the Prodigy, and people will accuse him of complacency. He has, this time around, erred on the side of the familiar. Overall, the fire’s gone out.
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